Training

Is there a difference between front crawl and freestyle?

We explain how freestyle differs from front crawl
23 May 2018 at 12:06

Free 2-week swim interval training plan for beginners

Swim intervals are your pool-based friend and are guaranteed to boost swim speed. Below you will find an introduction to interval training and a two-week interval-focussed training plan, plus five sample swim sessions, all designed to help beginners improve their swim performance.
22 May 2018 at 08:54

Free 8-week bike training plan

Want to improve your cycling and smash your bike PB this season, yet remain strong for the run? Then follow this two-month plan for big bike gains…
21 May 2018 at 10:47

Can I do an Ironman in trainers and flat pedals?

Wondering if it's ok to do an Ironman bike leg without clipping in? It is, says Mark Kleanthous, but you won't be as efficient
21 May 2018 at 09:47

How to get more aero on a road bike without aerobars

Tim Don explains how to get more aero on a road bike without using aerobars
17 May 2018 at 10:31

Bike session: how to get better at riding aero

Now is the ideal time to get out on the race bike and practise going aero. Here’s the how and why
14 May 2018 at 15:01

How does endurance sports affect your lungs and respiratory system?

Endurance training enhances the respiratory system in a number of ways. Here we explain the key adaptations
14 May 2018 at 10:29

Front crawl technique session: improve your rotation

This swim session will teach you how to use your whole body power for fast and effective triathlon swimming
10 May 2018 at 14:47

ITU World Triathlon Leeds race tips

Want to smash the age-grouper course at the ITU World Triathlon Leeds on 9-10 June? Coach Simon Ward shares his tips for training and race day
08 May 2018 at 08:52

How treading softly could lead to big gains in running performance

Research suggests that by landing more quietly, it will improve run form
04 May 2018 at 12:21

3 ways to boost your morning routine for hormonal optimisation

Sponsored: Hormonal optimisation is an essential step to becoming the ultimate Spartan, says Joe DiStefano. 'Hormonal optimisation' means that the endocrine glands are producing the optimal amount of the various adrenal, sex, and thyroid hormones to ensure the body is prepared, ready, and hungry for whatever obstacle it may face next.
04 May 2018 at 05:00

Flora Duffy reveals her training secrets

After spending a week with the multiple world champion Flora Duffy we share her ultimate training secrets
26 April 2018 at 11:53

What are the advantages of using clipless pedals?

Wondering whether it's worth making the change from flats to clipless pedals? Ady Dench, coach and triathlete with Triathlon Coaching UK, looks at the many benefits of switching to clipless pedals
25 April 2018 at 11:07

Can you overdo interval training?

Worried about doing too much interval training? Joe Beer explains the amount you should do, and how to tell if you're overdoing it.
24 April 2018 at 14:31

The ABC of planning your triathlon race season

Heard the terms 'A' and 'B' races and unsure what they mean and the role they, along with 'C', races play in planning your triathlon season? Here we explain the differences between the three and how you use them to structure your season and peak at the right times
24 April 2018 at 11:00

Swim start: what’s the best position to be in?

Wondering what's the best position to be in at the start of the swim? That says John Wood is dependant on your race ambitions
23 April 2018 at 15:11

14 ways to take the stress out of Ironman training

Considering an Ironman but worried you’re not up to it? Silence those inner demons and train smart with our guide to taking the stress out of going long
20 April 2018 at 10:05

Tim Don on coming back from a broken neck

Tim Don talks to us about his recovery from a neck fracture, and how it was family and friends that kept him going in the bad moments
19 April 2018 at 10:02

Triathlon Race Day Checklist

Download your essential triathlon race day checklist here...
17 April 2018 at 09:00  (1)

Running: what are the advantages of interval training?

Always running at one pace is a common mistake. Ironman legend Mark Kleanthous explains why he recommends incorporating some high-intensity interval training sessions into your training.
16 April 2018 at 11:14